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Born Friday 10 April 1981

Professions: Actor, Musician

Nationality: American

I don't have a lot of time to surf the net and see what everyone's wearing.

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Personally, I'm very classic. If I'm going to wear a suit, it's going to be classic, black, and fit very well. There's nothing like it.

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'Dawson's Creek' was my introduction to the industry. It put some money in my pocket and it put me in the position I wanted to be in, where I could audition for projects that I wanted to be a part of. I didn't find it creatively fulfilling in any way though.

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I'm not prejudiced about what type of movies I'm in, what form they take or whether they're studio or independent. I just want to make films that are going to be good. The main reason is not to make money, although at some points it's really difficult when you're broke.

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Different films have different places in people's lives. I don't get to see a lot of films, so I want to watch films I learn from.

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There are directors who, their direction is high, but then when you challenge it, it crumbles. They can't back up what they're asking.

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'Boardwalk' has kind of exposed me to a different demographic. And it upped my skills in terms of the speed with which I can prep a scene, and I'm excited to apply that.

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A kid now can practically record a song or edit a short film on his way to school. I think that will produce, perhaps, more less-interesting things - or you'll have to search more to find the interesting things. But I also think it's exciting.

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I'm doing a record that has a story that runs through all of the songs, and then there is also a film that goes along with it.

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Well, the first thing I wanted to be was a carpenter. Then I wanted to be a painter and then a singer. It was when I first saw 'Lawrence of Arabia' that I wanted to be an actor.

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'Boardwalk' begins literally on the first day of Prohibition, which I think was a wonderful way to start - to have the story kind of come out of this massive historical phenomenon. And the more I researched the '20s, the more I discovered just how interesting it was.

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I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have. He takes the most risks. He's just pure to me.

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I feel that film, as opposed to theatre, is about capturing that one, real moment.

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When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven, and directors are scared of that.

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People don't want to be plagued by not knowing-they want answers.

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I think in some ways you learn more from the things you don't like than the things you do.

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All these directors who do different locations forget that one room can be shot from a million different angles and a million different ways. When I direct a movie, I'm going to use that.

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There are two kinds of directors: There's the kind where two plus two equals four, and you have to help them figure it out. And then there's the kind that throws you in a room, locks the door, sets the house on fire and films it.

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It sounds cliche, but success is your friends, your family, what you do, and if you're happy when you wake up.

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Acting is really scary, but it's also challenging, fun, hard work. There's always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted.

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